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CONFIRMED: Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Bhushan Kumar to co-produce a film on Balakot airstrike
After ‘URI: The Surgical Strike’, a few Bollywood filmmakers have joined hands to make a movie on the Balakot Airstrike that took place in Pakistan. Film critic and trade analyst, Taran Adarsh took to his Twitter handle to share the news. The film will be directed by national award-winning director Abhishek Kapoor.
He tweeted, “IT’S OFFICIAL… Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain and Pragya Kapoor to make a film on 2019 Balakot Airstrike… Directed by Abhishek Kapoor.”
Here’s the tweet.
IT’S OFFICIAL… Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain and Pragya Kapoor to make film on 2019 Balakot Airstrike… Directed by Abhishek Kapoor. pic.twitter.com/PK5f42D1wC
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 13, 2019
Bhushan Kumar also took to his Twitter handle to announce the news calling it “A story of grit, determination and valour!”. Even Bhansali Productions shared the news on its Instagram handle.
For the unversed, the Balakot airstrike happened on February 26, after two-weeks of Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist exploded a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir, Pulwama. Around 40 CRPF jawans were killed in the attack. The Indian Air Force launched the airstrike and targetted Jaish-e-Mohammad location in Balakot, Pakistan.
In return, Pakistan also sent fighter jets in India and an Indian MiG-21, piloted by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was shot down. He was then imprisoned by Pakistani forces and was released two days later. Abhinandan Varthaman was declared a national hero.
Now, let’s wait for the announcement as who will be playing the role of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. Till then stay tuned to our space.
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